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A portrayal of violence, obstacles and agency of Muslim female characters in the novels, Woman at Point Zero and My Feudal Lord

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dc.contributor.advisor Mahbub, Dr. Rifat
dc.contributor.advisor Azim, Firdous
dc.contributor.author Meem, Tabinda
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-15T05:23:02Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-15T05:23:02Z
dc.date.copyright 2017
dc.date.issued 2017-08
dc.identifier.other ID 15363011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10361/9058
dc.description This thesis is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Arts in English, 2017. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (pages 56-59).
dc.description.abstract This thesis is based on the feminist theory of patriarchy. My theoretical base is Deniz Kandiyoti’s theory, “Patriarchal Bargain”. I will also relate the theories of Western feminism, post-colonial feminism, Muslim feminism, etc. in order to get a varied perspective on the issues discussed. Moreover, I will address how and why both these women protagonists, Tehmina and Firdaus, were oppressed and tortured by their husbands and by other men. In addition, as both Tehmina and Firdaus belong to two different social classes, one is a rich house-wife and the latter is a poor prostitute, I will concentrate on the similarities and differences in the treatment of their body where the topic of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) will also be addressed. Finally, I will analyze these two Muslim women protagonists’ way of utilizing their ability to make choices, to take decisions and to take actions in order to get their agency, which emerges out of conditions. This will then lead to the examination of to what extent they get their agency – whether they get it fully in order to deal with their gender inequality and to find a stance in their respective male dominated societies. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Tabinda Meem
dc.format.extent 59 pages
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher BARC University en_US
dc.rights BRAC University thesis are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission.
dc.subject Feminist theory en_US
dc.subject Female Genital Mutilation en_US
dc.subject Patriarchal Bargain en_US
dc.subject Muslim female characters en_US
dc.subject My Feudal Lord en_US
dc.subject Point Zero en_US
dc.title A portrayal of violence, obstacles and agency of Muslim female characters in the novels, Woman at Point Zero and My Feudal Lord en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of English and Humanities, BRAC University
dc.description.degree M.A. in English


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